Short-term rental ordinance delay

Riche Garza

Due to a clerical error, the city of Talent will re-do the first reading of the Short-Term Rental Agreement Ordinance during the upcoming meeting on December 19, 2018.

The Talent City Council expressed their desire to keep the balance of competing needs between affordable housing and the ability to use personal property to generate income, with services like Airbnb.

“We’re trying to navigate and to figure out the new sharing economy,” Talent City Manager Sandra Spelliscy said, when asked about the Short-Term Rental Agreement Ordinance.

“[There are] people who would like to utilize their property for some additional income by providing short term rentals but at the same time make sure that we’re looking at the issue of affordable housing in the city and not taking housing stock that would normally be used as a long-term rental which is generally looked at more affordable range in the purchased properties, we want to keep the long-term rentals in the housing stock, we want to give people the opportunity to use their property in a way to generate income,” said Spelliscy during the December 5, 2018 Talent City Council meeting.

The City Council is expected to make their final decision during the December 19, 2018 meeting, followed by a second reading in the following meeting.

If the ordinance is approved by the council it should take effect by late January of next year.

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